Unintended sunburn after sunscreen application: An exploratory study of sun protection.
CONCLUSION: Participants perceived themselves as well protected from sun exposure and were surprised they received a sunburn. We found participants did not reapply sunscreen often enough, especially before and during water activities, and overestimated the amount of time they could be safely exposed to the sun. SO WHAT?: The findings of this study suggest a greater need for sun protection education on how to effectively use and apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn and skin cancer. PMID: 31631453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Is open defecation in outdoor recreation and camping areas a public health issue in Australia? A literature review.
CONCLUSION: The limited number of studies addressing open defecation in the outdoor recreation and camp areas in Australia indicates this review is a starting point to identify critical areas that may be of concern when managing visitors in an outdoor recreation setting. This review recommends: investigating barriers and enablers motivating human disposal waste in these settings to help formulate health promotion content; environmental management policies related to sanitation and hygiene should be also underpinned by public health policy; and providing appropriate sanitation options depending on the ecological and visitor...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

In reply to commentary "Addressing population levels of physical activity requires investment beyond the health sector" by Bauman A.
In reply to commentary "Addressing population levels of physical activity requires investment beyond the health sector" by Bauman A. Health Promot J Austr. 2019 Oct 13;: Authors: Wallace S PMID: 31608525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Does acknowledgement matter? An exploratory study of the value of a Healthy Workplace Recognition Scheme.
CONCLUSIONS: Recognition Schemes may encourage organisations to offer or improve Healthy Workplace programs. This project demonstrated that the form the Recognition takes and the way it is awarded is important to recipients, and that the Scheme must be well promoted externally if it is to achieve its potential benefits. SO WHAT: Effective workplace health and wellbeing programs require commitment from high level management including providing adequate time and resources. Recognition Schemes may lead to greater effort and investment by workplaces, but the Schemes must be well promoted and highly visible for participatin...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Media reporting of summer drowning: A partial picture, useful for advocacy.
CONCLUSIONS: Where there are a lack of timely data on drowning, the use of media can help capture deaths, with limitations. Transmission of messages about drowning risk factors and prevention strategies, during summer, may lead to behaviour change at a time when drowning risk is highest. SO WHAT: Working with the media to help enhance advocacy efforts, in particular the development and use of effective drowning prevention messages, is key to informing the public about risk factors in the HBM to achieve behaviour change. PMID: 31562788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

An evaluation of SecondBite ® 's FoodMate® , a nutrition education and skill-building program aimed at reducing food insecurity.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, FoodMate® was well-received and associated with longer-term positive changes in a range of outcomes. Wider implementation among vulnerable groups should be considered. SO WHAT: Future health promotion initiatives could adopt FoodMate® to increase food skills and knowledge among adults experiencing food insecurity. PMID: 31560805 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

An online cross-sectional survey of the health risk behaviours among informal caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers are engaging in a range of health risk behaviours; however, rates of hazardous alcohol consumption among the sample were high. Health promotion interventions targeted to address alcohol consumption should consider caregiver age and country of residence. So what? This study highlights the health risk behaviours caregivers engage in across a number of countries, and suggests that caregivers require further support to manage alcohol consumption in particular. PMID: 31529552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Climate change and health promotion in Australia: Navigating political, policy, advocacy and research challenges.
Authors: Patrick R, Armstrong F, Hancock T, Capon A, Smith JA PMID: 31531900 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Diabetes coverage in Australian newspapers (2013-2017): A computer-based linguistic analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes coverage does not fully align with incidence of diabetes among Australians, and problematic language practices such as the labelling of people as 'diabetics' continue to occur. SO WHAT?: Given the agenda-setting function of the news media, new strategies may be needed to change how Australian metropolitan and national newspapers cover diabetes, especially in relation to incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and perspectives. PMID: 31520565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

An Appraisal of Methodology Reporting in Lifestyle Interventions among People with Psychosis: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Application of guidelines, like the CONSORT statement, in future publications of lifestyle interventions for people with psychosis will improve accuracy of reporting. SO WHAT?: Enhanced reporting in lifestyle intervention studies for people with psychosis will promote guideline creation and translation of research, which is likely to positively impact physical health outcomes. PMID: 31495017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Acceptability and perceived feasibility of strategies to increase public transport use for physical activity gain - a mixed methods study.
CONCLUSIONS: Real-time information, bus-only lanes and employee incentives/rewards appear most promising for increasing bus use in this population, but tailoring strategies may be required. Discrete PT enhancement strategies may result in PA gain. SO WHAT?: Increasing PA through transport behaviour has been underexplored. The potential for PA gain through greater PT use and discrete PT use enhancement strategies is an important public health consideration. PMID: 31483904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The National SunSmart Schools Program: Impact on Sun Protection Policies and Practices in Australian Primary Schools.
CONCLUSION: The National SunSmart Schools program continues to have a substantial impact in supporting the adoption of appropriate sun protection policies and their practical implementation. SO WHAT?: Even small changes to sun protection practices in Australian primary schools can have a major positive impact on long-term health outcomes. SunSmart membership can be leveraged to broaden existing policies and practices, targeting priority areas such as shade provision and the incorporation of sun protection into school curriculum. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31466123 [PubMed - as su...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Problematic alcohol consumption in homeless Australians: a narrative review of the causes, barriers to receiving help, and possible solutions.
CONCLUSION: there are numerous social risk factors that influence the development of PAC in the homeless. The introduction of harm reduction strategies, programs to enhance motivation and personal skills, as well as better mental health treatment, would all fill important gaps in services for homeless Australians with PAC. SO WHAT?: Health professionals can be advised that there are many social determinants that influence PAC in homeless Australians. There are important structural barriers to providing this marginalised group with the services they require, however there is scope for the introduction of new programs, inclu...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Monitoring the extent of water fluoridation coverage in Australia.
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31420902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

An assessment of program evaluation methods and quality in Australian prevention agencies.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings show there is the most potential to improve evaluation quality in smaller organisations that deliver health promotion at a local or regional scale. SO WHAT?: By improving the rigour of existing evaluation, there is opportunity to build the evidence base for prevention strategies, which highlights the importance of embedding the enablers of program learning and evidence generation within health promotion and prevention organisations. PMID: 31408247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Implementation of continuous free play schedules in Australian childcare services: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: There is scope to support the implementation of continuous free play schedules consistent with childcare sector guidelines. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31397006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Menu planning practices in early childhood education and care - factors associated with menu compliance with sector dietary guidelines.
This study aimed to examine the following among Australian long day care services: i) menu planning practices; ii) prevalence of menu compliance with sector dietary guidelines; and iii) menu planning practices associated with higher menu compliance with sector dietary guidelines. METHODS: Long day care services within Hunter New England, NSW participated in a pen and paper survey assessing menu planning practices and sociodemographic and service characteristics. Two-week menus were assessed for compliance with sector dietary guidelines, based on the number of servings of food groups and discretionary foods provided per...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Clinician perception of a novel cardiovascular lifestyle prescription form in the primary and secondary care setting in Wales, UK.
CONCLUSIONS: The LRx may be a useful addition to the clinician's communication toolkit to stimulate lifestyle behaviour changes in their patients. The main barrier to use in the study was lack of consultation time. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31376212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

A Markov cost-effective analysis of biannual fluoride varnish for preventing dental caries in permanent teeth over a 70-year time horizon.
CONCLUSION: Biannual professional application of fluoride varnish appears to be a highly cost-effective strategy and should be considered for universal funding in Australia's healthcare system. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31373066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The prevention of child drowning: the causal factors and social determinants impacting fatalities in portable pools.
CONCLUSIONS: Social determinants impact child drowning in portables pools, which can occur quickly and in just 150mm of water. Active supervision and a regulation-compliant barrier are effective prevention stratagems, factors which were absent from the deaths in this study. SO WHAT?: Portable pool drowning disproportionately impacts those aged 16-31 months who reside in very remote areas and areas classified as having high socio-economic disadvantage. Education for these groups on fencing and supervision of children must be provided. PMID: 31369689 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Australian women's self-perceived barriers to participation in cervical cancer screening: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: A variety of personal, practitioner, test-related and logistical barriers negatively impact the screening participation of Australian women. Further research into barriers in the Australian population, and women's attitudes towards HPV testing and self-collection is required to create effective health interventions to improve participation in cervical screening. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31353682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Promoting environmental sustainability, equity and health in Victorian Primary Care Partnerships.
CONCLUSIONS: The study suggests local health promotion can contribute to the development of societies that are more ecologically sustainable and more equitable. However, the challenges suggest broader advocacy is required to support local action. So what: Environmental degradation and inequity are major threats to human and ecosystem health. This study shows local health promotion can address both issues concurrently, and provides important information about challenges to this work. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31353685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Diabetes, its risk factors and readiness to change lifestyle behaviours among Australian Samoans living in Sydney: Baseline data for church -wide interventions.
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of diabetes and its risk factors were high among Samoans in Sydney with a high proportion with undiagnosed diabetes. SO WHAT?: These findings highlight the need to prioritise the delivery of culturally appropriate interventions tailored to the needs of the Samoan community. The high level of healthy lifestyle contemplation suggests that the community would be receptive to such interventions. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31295377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Family violence knowledge in culturally diverse communities and organisational preparedness to disseminate information.
CONCLUSION: The findings from the present study elucidate the state of family-violence related knowledge amongst the Indian and Burmese communities in a large municipality in Melbourne, Australia, and provide insight into community readiness to diffuse family violence-related information. This increased understanding could be used to enhance family violence prevention efforts in culturally diverse communities. SO WHAT?: This study provides justification for the need for educational family violence prevention efforts within the Burmese and Indian communities. It also informs us of the importance of engaging with community o...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Receptiveness to smoking cessation training among community service organisation staff.
CONCLUSIONS: CSO staff who have frequent contact with clients may be receptive to training that would enable them to provide smoking cessation support to people experiencing disadvantage. SO WHAT?: CSOs represent an important setting for smoking cessation interventions given their existing relationship with people who have high smoking rates and the apparent receptiveness of CSO staff to participate in such initiatives. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31278872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The health promotion role of Australian early primary school teachers supporting students with type 1 diabetes.
CONCLUSION: School teachers in this study had a pivotal role in promoting the health of students with type 1 diabetes. This role was often associated with anxiety and the burden of responsibility. Support strategies for teachers include formal diabetes skills training, on-going assistance from both teacher's aides and Diabetes Educators, and greater understanding of the legal aspects of intensive insulin therapy support. The development of consistent health promotion policy for students with type 1 diabetes across all Australian schools is required. SO WHAT?: Adopting the supportive strategies for teachers identified in th...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Teacher perceptions of sun protection practices in the secondary school setting: barriers, enablers and recommendations for future.
CONCLUSIONS: A cultural shift is required for many schools to accept and act on sun protection as a duty of care. A comprehensive approach that includes regulatory action, healthy school policies and leading by example may help protect students and staff from harmful UV exposure during school hours. SO WHAT?: Without regulatory support, strong leadership is required to implement and enforce sun protection practices within schools. Health-promotion programs could assist schools to trial and evaluate sun protection strategies that involve student-led solutions, role modelling and increasing shade. This article is protected b...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

A review of pregnancy apps freely available in the Google Play Store.
CONCLUSIONS: Although there are a large number of pregnancy apps available, few are of high quality and most contain only a small number of pregnancy-focused nutrition topics. It is important to be aware of the limitations of current apps in providing dietary advice during this key life stage. SO WHAT?: The current review does not support the use of freely available android apps currently on the market as an appropriate nutrition resource for pregnant women. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31225924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Stimulant Expectancy Questionnaire for Men who have Sex with Men: A Measure of Substance-Related Beliefs.
CONCLUSIONS: The SEQ-MSM represents a reliable measure of outcome expectancies related to the range of commonly used stimulants among Australian MSM. Development of applied validation studies with the SEQ-MSM is a key next step in advancing health promotion, clinical interventions and research efforts to reduce harm (e.g., HIV transmission) associated with stimulant use (particularly methamphetamine) amongst MSM. SO WHAT?: OBJECTIVES: This research maps expectancies specific among gay and men who have sex with men (MSM), and relationships between expectancies and stimulant use patterns and behaviours post-use-including sex...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Fat talk: Influences on body image in childcare.
CONCLUSIONS: Since body image develops in children from around three years of age, the role of early childhood educators in its development should not be overlooked. SO WHAT? RELEVANCE TO HEALTH PROMOTION: Body image is a misunderstood public health concern, with long term impacts on weight, mental health and physical health. Promotion of positive body image and the early recognition of body image disturbance is crucial, as children who exhibit body dissatisfaction in their formative years have a greater risk of severe body image disturbance as they progress through childhood and adolescence. Since early childhood educ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The Injury Workforce in Western Australia: findings from a cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings demonstrate significant heterogeneity with a core workforce supported by a range of non-core and indirect actors. Identifying characteristics and needs of the workforce supports coordinated capacity building to implement effective injury prevention and safety promotion initiatives. With this being the first review of the workforce in WA, this paper highlights the need to more regularly audit the sector to determine its breadth and composition. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31216381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Implementation of policies and practices to increase physical activity among children attending centre-based childcare: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Improvements could be made to childcare services' operations to support the promotion of child PA. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31206852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

A school fluoride varnish program for Aboriginal children in rural New South Wales, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: School-based fluoride varnish programs, co-designed with local Aboriginal communities, may be a feasible approach to oral health promotion aimed at improving the oral health of Aboriginal children. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31177602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"A content analysis of news media coverage of drowning events in Western Australia over two summers, 2014-2016".
CONCLUSION: Drowning was considered newsworthy, however not front page news. Reporting infrequently prioritised drowning prevention or discussed prevention strategies. So what? Working closely with news outlets to embed drowning prevention messages in news stories during high risk periods such as summer is an imperative. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31177604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Prevalence of Disability among the major cities in Australia 2012 with geographical representation of distribution in Western Australia.
CONCLUSION: Socioeconomic profile is one of the key factors influencing the various aspects of health and hence should hold an important place during policy making. Policy should be formulated and implemented to help reduce the inequality by either directly aiming at the most disadvantaged group or by trying to bridge the gap between them. SO WHAT?: This paper provides a geographic visualization of the distribution of people with profound and severe disability to help identify priority areas with high prevalence of disability. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31175674 [PubMed - as supp...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Alcohol supply as a favour for a friend: Scenarios of alcohol supply to younger friends and siblings.
This study assessed the provision context from the perspective of both underage recipients and their suppliers who were older peers and siblings. METHODS: Interviewer-administered surveys were conducted with 590 risky-drinking (50g alcohol per session, at least monthly) adolescents. Participants of legal purchase age (18-19 year-olds; n=269) reported their provision to 16-17-year-olds under eight scenarios. Those aged 14-17 (n=321) reported receipt of alcohol under the same scenarios plus two parental supply contexts. RESULTS: Purchase-age participants reported supply: to an underage friend (67%), an acquaintance (...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

How can HIV/STI testing services be more accessible and acceptable for gender and sexually diverse young people? A brief report exploring young people's perspectives in Queensland.
CONCLUSION: When designing HIV/STI testing interventions for key groups, health promotion practitioners need to be cognisant of localised and nuanced expectations and ensure that services are tailored to the needs and experiences of the local population. SO WHAT?: This study provides insights into the needs and expectations of HIV/STI testing interventions for GSDYP in Australia, a key at-risk group whose perspectives are not adequately voiced in sexual health research and intervention design. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31175695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"Sons of the West" Leadership Academy: Examining Impact on Community Connectedness, Leadership and Self-efficacy.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that a men's health program can not only engage and improve the health of men, but also help them develop skills and enhance their own strengths, so they can improve the health and wellbeing of others. So what? The development of leadership pathways and capacity-building, embedded within health promotion programs, is an important aspect of improving health and well-being. PMID: 31168884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Mapping the pathways between recreational cannabis use and mood disorders: A Behaviour Sequence Analysis approach.
CONCLUSIONS: Research shows a link between mood disorders and recreational cannabis use. The BSA method can be used in applied settings to map pathways in individuals' life histories. SO WHAT?: The current study shows that the sequential links between cannabis use and psychosis, depression and anxiety. Results show there is no single clear pathway and clinical practitioners should focus on a wider range of factors in individual's case histories. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31131494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Unplanned purchasing of tobacco products: beyond point of sale display.
CONCLUSIONS: Among smokers who have tried to quit but not succeeded, unplanned cigarette purchases are common. There is evidence to suggest that when people resume smoking after a cessation attempt, the cigarette purchase is not necessarily made at their 'usual' type of retail outlet. SO WHAT?: The banning of point of sale tobacco display has not eliminated the pervasive availability and retail presence of tobacco, and unplanned purchasing of cigarettes is an impediment to successful smoking cessation. This study adds weight to growing momentum internationally and in Australia to reduce the widespread availability of tobac...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The changing role of Australian primary schools in providing breakfast to students: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The expectation that schools provide breakfast has created some challenges and tensions that have not been fully resolved. The adoption of an inclusive approach, undertaken to ensure students were not stigmatised for attendance, had resulted in concerns about the resources used by the programs as well as over-consumption of breakfast by some students. SO WHAT?: Increasingly, Australian schools are providing breakfast for students. Concerns about shifting responsibility and over-consumption could be addressed if schools were given more advice on program management by government and non-government funding bodies....
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Barriers to the implementation of clinical guidelines for maternal alcohol consumption in antenatal services: a survey using the theoretical domains framework.
CONCLUSIONS: The antenatal service environment and availability of resources appear to be primary barriers to both clinicians and managers implementing guidelines for maternal alcohol consumption. SO WHAT?: In the development of interventions to support the delivery of clinical guideline recommendations addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy, a broad range of potential barriers at both the clinician and manager levels need to be considered and targeted by effective implementation strategies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31087792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source:...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"When we were young, it really was a treat; now sugar is just the norm every day" - A qualitative study of parents' and young adults' perceptions and consumption of sugary drinks.
CONCLUSIONS: Consumers' adoption and use of concepts such as 'treat', 'moderation' and 'balance' reflect both food and beverage industry marketing and public health messaging. However, the disconnect between this language and knowledge and consumption practices is problematic. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31074907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Factors Influencing Participation in an Urban Setting.
CONCLUSION: These findings are useful to consider when designing a health program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Programs which are culturally responsive and include the design features identified in this study are more likely to increase participation amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. SO WHAT?: Increasing participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in CDSM programs using the design features identified in the paper may contribute significantly in closing the health disparity gap. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31050368 [PubMed - as supplied by p...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Implementing and enforcing a smoke-free policy and by-law on hospital grounds at Central Coast Local Health District.
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of the smoke-free by-law added extra impetus to efforts to reduce smoking on CCLHD hospital grounds by providing the option to fine people who breach the by-law. Smoking in high-profile areas has declined substantially since 2011, and is minimal since the establishment of the smoke-free by-law. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31004373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Exploring Australian residents cycling engagement - Differences in self-reported cycling behaviour between urban and rural dwelling Queenslanders.
Authors: King JC, Franklin RC, Devine S, Watt K, Leggat PA Abstract ISSUE ADDRESSED: Cycling participation rates in Australia and Queensland remain low. Rural residents typically do not have distinct cycling infrastructure available for use. Investigating current cycling participation and barriers to cycling engagement will inform future work to promote cycling engagement. METHODS: Data was collected through the inclusion of cycling related questions in the 2012 Queensland Social Survey. RESULTS: The majority of the sample had not cycled in the previous 12 months (66%; n=831). Significantly more rural resid...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Patients' sun practices, perceptions of skin cancer and their risk of skin cancer in rural Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Greater non-melanoma skin cancer and sun protection education and research is needed, particularly targeting older and male Australians. SO WHAT?: he findings suggest rural men and older Australians would benefit from more targeted campaigns and education to increase their skin cancer awareness and use of sun protection in order to minimise future skin cancer. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30980690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Evaluating an Aboriginal tobacco social marketing project in Sydney, Australia.
Authors: Poder N, Khan RJ, Kovai V, Robinson L, Wright D, Spinks M, Heathcote J, Welsh K, Millen E, Bedford K Abstract INTRODUCTION: A partnership between three Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and a mainstream health service was formed to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and culturally appropriate social marketing project which aimed to encourage smokers to quit smoking. The project also supported quit attempts and promoted denormalisation of smoking. METHODS: The project was evaluated through baseline (n=427) and follow-up (n=611) surveys carried out face-to-face with Aboriginal an...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

It is time to protect our children from climate change with a national school-based heatwave policy.
Authors: McNicol L PMID: 30972894 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Empowerment evaluation: a stakeholder involvement approach.
Authors: Fetterman D PMID: 30972895 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research